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Mine came from listening to my Edison wax cylinders too loud. wink.gif

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Too late for me. I haven't lost too much of it yet, certain higher frequencies notwithstanding, but I have a persistent ringing that's always there. Not bad enough to really interfere with normal activities, but there nonetheless. Wish I had spent a little less time camped out in front of high-powers loudspeakers - in bars and nightclubs, mostly - when I was younger, or at least used earplugs. Like "always use sunscreen", it's valuable advice. frown.gif

Same with me. Loud concerts like Zeppelin, The Who, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Iggy and the Stooges, etc etc., not to mention decades as a club DJ has resulted in tinnitus and a loss of the higher frequencies. But then, the higher volume for some movie presentations allows me to hear what I might ordinarily miss.

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Take into consideration that Oblivion is shot in IMAX format 1.9:1 and is not a post conversion. Probably 90 to 95% of the film is in IMAX format.

No, it wasn't. Precisely none of Oblivion was shot in IMAX format. Much like Skyfall, the movie was shot in 2k digital. Standard theatrical screenings were projected at 2.40:1 aspect ratio, while IMAX screenings were "open matte" to 1.9:1. No film, much less IMAX film, was used in the production of this movie.

While it has a different aspect ratio for IMAX, the resolution of the image is exactly the same as a normal digital theater.

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My question is what is the OAR of this film? If you watch this video, it almost gives off the vibe that both the IMAX framing and the scope framing could both be considered OAR. At the same time, at the 1:55 mark in the video the director makes the comment that the film was composed for widescreen aspect ratio (which I assume means scope), but he protected for the full frame for IMAX. So what is the OAR??

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My question is what is the OAR of this film? If you watch this video, it almost gives off the vibe that both the IMAX framing and the scope framing could both be considered OAR. At the same time, at the 1:55 mark in the video the director makes the comment that the film was composed for widescreen aspect ratio (which I assume means scope), but he protected for the full frame for IMAX. So what is the OAR??

Per IMDB

Printed film format
35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)
70 mm (horizontal) (IMAX DMR blow-up) (Kodak Vision 2383)
D-Cinema

Aspect ratio
1.89 : 1 (IMAX version)
2.35 : 1

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My question is what is the OAR of this film? If you watch this video, it almost gives off the vibe that both the IMAX framing and the scope framing could both be considered OAR. At the same time, at the 1:55 mark in the video the director makes the comment that the film was composed for widescreen aspect ratio (which I assume means scope), but he protected for the full frame for IMAX. So what is the OAR??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XlXv_eatutw

Most likely, 2.40:1 will be considered "OAR," since the movie will be projected at that ratio in the majority of its screenings. However, the director may reserve the right to claim that 1.9:1 is OAR if he feels that way and approves the home video transfer.

As I said, this is the same scenario for Skyfall and Prometheus. The Blu-rays for both of those movies are 2.40:1.

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It's a tough love.biggrin.gif Come on over for a Tom Cruise movie marathon. We'll drink, we'll bond, we'll even reenact the infamous jumping up & down on the couch exhibition. And I promise to keep the volume low.tongue.gif

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It's a tough love.biggrin.gif Come on over for a Tom Cruise movie marathon. We'll drink, we'll bond, we'll even reenact the infamous jumping up & down on the couch exhibition. And I promise to keep the volume low.tongue.gif
After looking at your HT setup, I am green with envy, sir.
Very nice stuff.

Last I heard Cabo is willing to host an AVS Puke-Fest.....wink.gif
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After looking at your HT setup, I am green with envy, sir.
Very nice stuff.

Last I heard Cabo is willing to host an AVS Puke-Fest.....wink.gif
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Most likely, 2.40:1 will be considered "OAR," since the movie will be projected at that ratio in the majority of its screenings. However, the director may reserve the right to claim that 1.9:1 is OAR if he feels that way and approves the home video transfer.

As I said, this is the same scenario for Skyfall and Prometheus. The Blu-rays for both of those movies are 2.40:1.

Thanks for the info Josh (and cinema13).

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It's a tough love.biggrin.gif Come on over for a Tom Cruise movie marathon. We'll drink, we'll bond, we'll even reenact the infamous jumping up & down on the couch exhibition. And I promise to keep the volume low.tongue.gif

An all this to "Old Time Rock n' Roll" I hope. wink.gif
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This movie was even better in D-Box..The Dr said in a trailer that he filmed it with I/max's 1.90.1 in mined.
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Saw a matinee yesterday. Enjoyed it. Was able to see most of the twists coming, but I didn't let it bother me. Gorgeous looking film.

Only real problem was the presentation. It was as if I could see the LCD grid. There were maybe eight to ten vertical sections to the image and that doesn't happen with a 35mm print.

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I saw it Monday afternoon at a "regular" theater. Looked great, very crisp, didn't see the grid Matt speaks of. Didn't see the Big Plot Twist coming either, which probably made it more enjoyable for me.
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I gots to ask this. Based on the trailer, Morgan Freeman's character is lighting a cigar. Years after the world as we know it has ended, where does one get a cigar? I will still watch this on BR, but I'm just curious if they also have pop tarts? wink.gif
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I gots to ask this. Based on the trailer, Morgan Freeman's character is lighting a cigar. Years after the world as we know it has ended, where does one get a cigar?

From his humidor, silly.
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From his humidor, silly.

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From his humidor, silly.

Nah, Cuba. They didn't destroy Cuba, because...Stogies!
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Was this thing filmed in 3D?

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Nah, Cuba. They didn't destroy Cuba, because...Stogies!

Frankly, if the apocalypse happened, most people in Cuba wouldn't be able to tell the difference from how things are there now anyway. smile.gif

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I gots to ask this. Based on the trailer, Morgan Freeman's character is lighting a cigar. Years after the world as we know it has ended, where does one get a cigar? I will still watch this on BR, but I'm just curious if they also have pop tarts? wink.gif

This is one of several inconsistencies with this movie. I saw it last night on an IMAX screen. Looked and sounded great. The movie seemed like a 'tip of the hat' to other sci-fi classics which also included the music soundtrack which sounded Hans Zimmerish at times. I will resist the temptation to reel off the other movie titles here but you will know them if and when you see this film. I will be interested to see where director Joseph Kosinski's (Tron Legacy) career takes him next.

Tom Cruise (now 50 years old) is finally displaying the gravitas needed to carry a movie role like this. Believe me that hurt to admit since I'm not a big fan of Cruise's personal life, not that he cares I'm sure.

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Not a Cruise fan and lean heavily toward the "he does not have much range" side.

That said, paid $40 to see this in IMAX with my kid and do not regret it at all.

However, THAT said, I realized I would have enjoyed this movie just as much if it had no dialog at all. Maybe more, given it would have eliminated some of the glaring logical and scientific errors in the story. I will likely still buy the blu-ray though.

Kosinky's production design and compositional sense are fantastic. He needs to let someone else write and direct the actors though.
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Tom Cruise (now 50 years old) is finally displaying the gravitas needed to carry a movie role like this. Believe me that hurt to admit since I'm not a big fan of Cruise's personal life, not that he cares I'm sure.

I was in the luke warm camp on Cruise until MI3. The scene where they shoot his wife and he is coming apart convinced me that he could act. I'm still not sure he's the best pick for some of the roles he gets (i.e. Reacher), but I do think he has some talent.
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The scene where they shoot his wife and he is coming apart convinced me that he could act.

Have you seen Magnolia?
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I was in the luke warm camp on Cruise until MI3. The scene where they shoot his wife and he is coming apart convinced me that he could act. I'm still not sure he's the best pick for some of the roles he gets (i.e. Reacher), but I do think he has some talent.

Contrary to me expectations, I liked Cruise as Jack Reacher. Although I have read all of Lee Child's Jack Reacher books and am well aware that Child's Reacher is 6'5" tall and weighs more than 220. Nevertheless, tiny Tom Cruise's athleticism and a performance, which I thought was true to Reacher's personality, sold me on his portrayal of Reacher.
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Have you seen Magnolia?

Or Born on the Fourth of July?

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